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by gardeningmomma on September 05, 2006 10:20 AM
Mine needs to be re-potted. I've done lots of searches on it, but am unsure as to what soil to use. Should I use regular miracle grow potting soil? Or should I use a cactus soil?
Thanks.
by angelblossom on September 05, 2006 10:23 AM
I've always used potting soil mixed with catus soil and it seems happy enough

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by gardeningmomma on September 06, 2006 09:11 AM
Thank you [Wink]
by dodge on September 14, 2006 08:00 AM
kalanchoe............Got me confused... I grow mine is regular garden dirty....it is huge.

Is it considered a cactus?? It roots right in the dirt from a leaf??????

Dodge

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by TulsaRose on September 14, 2006 07:05 PM
Barb, it's a succulent, not a cactus. I grow mine in regular potting soil and it is taking over the front porch. I'll do some serious pruning before I bring it in for the winter. [Wink]

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by gardeningmomma on September 14, 2006 07:22 PM
All I have to do with the cuttings is put them right in the soil and I'll have a new plant?!? Where should I take a cutting from?
Thanks [Wink]
by tkhooper on September 14, 2006 08:31 PM
I had better luck with the little plantlets they grow near the end of their blooming period. I did one last time and now it's as big as it's parent plant was when I bought it.

Question: The leaves on mine are all sticking straight up. Does it need something that it's not getting?

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by dodge on September 14, 2006 08:44 PM
gardenmomma,

just pinch a leaf at the joint where it grows and zippo ...........in the soil.

Worked for me.
dodge

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by TulsaRose on September 14, 2006 11:20 PM
Tammy, I can't answer your question about the leaves sticking straight up. Do you know which Kalanchoe cultivar you are growing? I think some types do have foliage that has strange characteristics like that. [Wink] I have the plain ol' red blooming K. blossfeldiana.

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by tkhooper on September 15, 2006 04:35 AM
I have the caladiva or at least I think that's what it is called.

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by gardeningmomma on September 15, 2006 11:15 AM
Dodge- thanks [grin] I'm going to try a piece.
Tammy- do you mean the piece of the plant where it flowers?? Thanks.
by gardeningmomma on September 16, 2006 03:29 AM
Tammy- After reading this, I sat and looked at mine. I know what you are talking about. Thanks [wavey]
Is it true that kalanchoe grows quickly???
by tkhooper on September 16, 2006 03:31 AM
Yes they seem to. At least mine has. I have it in an east facing window and it seems to love it there.

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by dodge on September 16, 2006 04:26 AM
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Here is mine

Tell me more.

dodge [wavey]

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by dodge on September 16, 2006 04:29 AM
Tammy

I take the whole leaf off at the stem.
Stick it in the ground and it roots.. This plant grew about a foot this summer.

Oh the room it will need inside..... [shocked]
Fortunately my man loves flowers.

dodge

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by TulsaRose on September 16, 2006 04:59 AM
Barb, that Oakleaf Kalanchoe is gorgeous. How big is it? It looks huge! [Wink]

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by dodge on September 16, 2006 06:58 AM
TulsaRose

I just measured it .........26 inches tall.
It was only half that size this spring.

Never knew what it was till last summer.

Thanks ....then it is Oakleaf Kalanchoe
[clappy]
dodge

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by dodge on September 16, 2006 07:11 AM
Hey Everyone .......

If you want to see Beautiful Kalanchoe's.

Check out this page.. I never dreamed there was so many........no I can wish for more.

Sharing my joy with You...
http://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/catalog/photo_db/K.htm

lotza love dodge............

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by gardeningmomma on September 16, 2006 08:27 AM
Wow! There really are a lot of them [flower] They are really pretty. Now if only I had more space...
by dodge on September 16, 2006 08:31 AM
gardeningmomma........

We all need bigger houses for our giant hobby.

mine is about 3 years old.

dodge. [Wink]

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by njoynit on September 20, 2006 09:22 PM
I'm glad you posted that link.I think I found what my one is.A blue kalonchoe.I've just never seen it bloom is all.I've had it 4-5 years.
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So what do ya'll think?I have a broke piece in another pot thats in a lil more sun and its leaves have a more pinkish cast.I've also had a few leaves fall in a plant here and there.

reallreally like that link.needs to inclue a GIFT CARD for shopping with [teacher] [critic] [lala]

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by dodge on September 21, 2006 02:07 AM
njoynt

Glad to help ......I had mine about 3 years also..From texas......Never did bloom either.

Barb....

dodge

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